Twitter Takes on Phishing with New Security Features

Spam and phishing have been ongoing problems at Twitter for some time, and tonight the company announced that it is stepping up its efforts to stop them with some new features, described as being able to “detect, intercept, and prevent the spread of bad links.” In a blog post, Twitter (Twitter) writes that the protection works by “routing all links submitted to Twitter through this new service … even if a bad link is already sent out in an email notification and somebody clicks on it, … [Read more...]

Windows 7 SP1 could arrive at the end of 2010

Online sources claim that Microsoft has decided to launch Windows 7 Service Pack 1 before the end of the current year. This would be earlier than originally anticipated. The company has officially never stated the expected launch period for this patch release. However it was expected to arrive only after 22 months from the release date. Read more: … [Read more...]

Google TV search – Coming to a screen near you

Google is slowly taking over your life, so much so that now I refer to everything as 'Google'. I Google in the morning, get a quick Google done before lunch and always make sure I have at least one Google before bed. Sounds terrible, I know. But now the search giant wants to cross over from your computer and phone to your TV with a programming search service it's been testing. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been testing its "television programming search service" for the … [Read more...]

Apple’s new iPad TV advert

Apple rolls out the first TV advert for the iPad, displays the device being used on several people's laps Apple used the high-profile Oscars ceremony to release its latest advertising campaign. No surprises for guessing which product was shown: the iPad. The new ad shows several people's laps from a first-person perspective, with the iPad being used and all the features quickly demonstrated. Read more: … [Read more...]

Opera Browser Downloads Triple After Microsoft Airs Browser Ballot

Turns out that Opera, Mozilla, and Google's gripes about Microsoft's browser favoritism were accurate, it appears Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is the slowest of the major browsers on the market, but it (along with its previous editions) is also currently still clinging to almost 60 percent market share. Some say the large market share is because it's relatively secure (despite a large number of attacks due to its major market share) and because its easily managed with IT software. None … [Read more...]

Google Grabs DocVerse, aka Google Docs for Microsoft Office

Google has gobbled up another small productivity company with today’s purchase of DocVerse, a plug-in that makes Microsoft Office software collaborative. The only surprise about this latest acquisition, perhaps, is that its founders didn’t previously work at Google. Word of the deal was first reported in December by TechCrunch, and today the Wall Street Journal pegs the price at $25 million. Buying DocVerse is an obvious shot at Microsoft, given the product was exclusively designed for … [Read more...]

Microsoft Demos Game Across Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, and Windows 7

Whoa. During the keynote presentation at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, Microsoft's Eric Rudder played the same Indiana Jones-ish game on a Windows computer, a Windows Phone 7 phone, and an Xbox 360. Gaming is about to get real ubiquitous. Not only is the game itself playable on all three platforms, but the session is maintained when you move from device to device: if you're playing on your Xbox and have to run out the door, you'll be on the same level when you fire it up on your Windows Phone … [Read more...]

Microsoft sends flowers to IE6 funeral

'Thanks for the good times...' Microsoft sent flowers to last night's IE6 funeral, thanking the browser for "all the good times." The nine-year-old IE6 was laid to rest yesterday in Denver, Colorado, after suffering a "workplace injury" at the offices of a certain search giant in Mountain View, California. Mourners unable to attend were asked to send flowers, and Redmond's Internet Explorer team was among those who did so. “Thanks for the good times IE6, see you all @ MIX when we show … [Read more...]

iPad Release Date, Price Confirmed

The iPad, Apple's new-fangled tablet computer, will be hitting store shelves on April 3rd. The device combines the multi-function use of the iPod Touch (music, movies, web-browsing, gaming, so forth) but with a larger size and a higher resolution screen. The version launching on April 3rd is WiFi enabled, while iPads with WiFi and 3G connectivity will be launching sometime in late April. Read more: … [Read more...]

Skype for Symbian lands on Ovi Store = more than 200 million possible users

Pretty huge news in our book: Skype has published a free mobile application for Symbian in the Ovi Store, basically enabling over 200 million Nokia handset users to easily download the program and start making free Skype-to-Skype calls from their phones. If I were a carrier, I’d probably be feeling rather nervous right now – and / or infuriated. Skype for Symbian, which you can also download the app straight from the Skype website, will run on any Nokia smartphone using Symbian^1, the … [Read more...]